Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Willcox

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  • We were very surprised to find that once you got to the parking lot for this site you need to park and hike 1.5 miles to get to the Visitor Center. The information in the parking lot said that the hik...  more »
  • We spent a total of 4 hours here from the time we parked the car till the time we got back to the car. Be prepared to walk a mile and a half from the parking lot to the actual site. There are bathroom...  more »
  • Historical site worthy of note, it is not easy to find but if you are in the area is worth a visit. We found it very interesting. The road to get there is unpaved but fattibilissima.
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  • I have lived in AZ most of my life and never realized how large Fort Bowie was and what they did there. You walk a trail for 1 1/2 miles to get there. You walk past a rest stop where the Butterfield Stagecoaches once stopped. You will also walk by the Post Cemetery, take time to read the information. Please plan on spending time visiting with the Rangers who work there and hear the stories about the fort. You can almost see the soldiers walking around the buildings after seeing how many people lived there. This is truly a historic site you don't want to miss. Make sure you have good walking shoes, a hat and lots of water.
  • Great history here points of interest and remains of Ft Bowie. 1 1/2 mile walk to fort sight from parking lot, but I feel it worth it. The trail has several points of interest to.
  • Great place to hike around and view historic sites. The place markers for key locations were easy to find and easy to read.
  • A hidden gem of the National Park system. To get to the fort, you have to hike 1.5 miles, but along the way there are exhibits setting the stage. I can't recommend this place highly enough.
  • Very interesting history, nice to expirence some of it in person! Have to hike in 1.5 miles. Only allow handicapped placard vehicles to use access road; confusing directions on this.

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